NASDAQ:ARCC - Ares Capital Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $17.95 +0.02 (+0.11 %) (As of 05/21/2019 03:13 PM ET)Previous Close$17.93Today's Range$17.89 - $17.9952-Week Range$14.50 - $18.07Volume852,221 shsAverage Volume1.91 million shsMarket Capitalization$7.65 billionP/E Ratio10.69Dividend Yield9.00%Beta0.65 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Ares Capital Corporation is a business development company specializing in acquisition, recapitalization, mezzanine debt, restructurings, rescue financing, and leveraged buyout transactions of middle market companies. It also makes growth capital and general refinancing. It prefers to make investments in companies engaged in the basic and growth manufacturing, business services, consumer products, health care products and services, and information technology service sectors. The fund will also consider investments in industries such as restaurants, retail, oil and gas, and technology sectors. It focuses on investments in Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Southwest regions from its New York office, the Midwest region, from the Chicago office, and the Western region from the Los Angeles office. The fund typically invests between $20 million and $200 million and a maximum of $400 million in companies with an EBITDA between $10 million and $250 million. It makes debt investments between $10 million and $100 million The fund invests through revolvers, first lien loans, warrants, unitranche structures, second lien loans, mezzanine debt, private high yield, junior capital, subordinated debt, and non-control preferred and common equity. The fund also selectively considers third-party-led senior and subordinated debt financings and opportunistically considers the purchase of stressed and discounted debt positions. The fund prefers to be an agent and/or lead the transactions in which it invests. The fund also seeks board representation in its portfolio companies. Receive ARCC News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ARCC and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Investors, not elsewhere classified Sub-IndustryAsset Management & Custody Banks SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:ARCC Previous Symbol CUSIP04010L10 CIK1287750 Webwww.arescapitalcorp.com Phone212-750-7300Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.84 Current Ratio2.47 Quick Ratio2.47Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio10.69 Forward P/E Ratio10.03 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.34 billion Price / Sales5.72 Cash Flow$1.7415 per share Price / Cash Flow10.31 Book Value$17.22 per share Price / Book1.04Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.68 Net Income$858 million Net Margins59.58% Return on Equity10.12% Return on Assets5.75%Miscellaneous EmployeesN/A Outstanding Shares426,298,000Market Cap$7.65 billion Next Earnings Date8/7/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC) Frequently Asked Questions What is Ares Capital's stock symbol? Ares Capital trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ARCC." How often does Ares Capital pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ares Capital? Ares Capital announced a special dividend on Wednesday, May 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.02 per share on Monday, September 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 9.04%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 13th. View Ares Capital's Dividend History. How were Ares Capital's earnings last quarter? Ares Capital Co. (NASDAQ:ARCC) released its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 30th. The investment management company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.06. The investment management company had revenue of $373 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $337.96 million. Ares Capital had a net margin of 59.58% and a return on equity of 10.12%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.57 EPS. View Ares Capital's Earnings History. When is Ares Capital's next earnings date? Ares Capital is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ares Capital. What price target have analysts set for ARCC? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Ares Capital's stock. Their predictions range from $18.00 to $20.00. On average, they anticipate Ares Capital's share price to reach $19.30 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ares Capital. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ares Capital? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ares Capital in the last year. There are currently 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Ares Capital. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Ares Capital stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ares Capital stock: 1. National Securities analysts commented, "▪ Ares had extremely robust originations during the 3/31/19 quarter with over $1.95 billion of gross commitments versus $1.35 billion of exits, bringing the total portfolio at fair value to $13.06 billion from $12.42 billion Q/Q. ▪ The strong portfolio growth for ARCC also drove a significant core NII/share beat of $0.48 versus our estimate of $0.42. Notably, the heavy origination volume drove capital structuring service fees of $45.0mm on the quarter compared to our estimate of $26.7mm. Through 4/24 ARCC had $183mm of commitments compared to exits and repayments of $747mm with a backlog of $1.1 billion and pipeline of $195mm. ▪ While a platform the size of Ares really only needs one large deal to close for a big increase in commitments, we do expect origination volume to slow Q/Q for the 6/30/19 quarter. As a result, we think structuring fees and earnings will come down a bit but still remain comfortably above the $0.42/share of total dividends (two cents per share supplemental and forty cents regular). ▪ Management reiterated that they expect Ares to benefit from any credit dislocation by means of winning market share from weaker market participants. We tend to agree with this sentiment and expect that ARCC’s underwriting will enable them to withstand a slowing economy or a general pickup in defaults, both of which we think will materialize through 2019. ▪ We are revising our 2019 core NII/share estimate to $1.83 from $1.75 and our 2020 core NII/share estimate to $1.80 from $1.78." (5/1/2019) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Ares Capital have outperformed the industry over the past six months. Further, the company has an impressive earnings surprise history, having surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of the trailing four quarters. Estimates have been stable lately ahead of the company's first-quarter 2019 earnings release. Its investment income growth is expected to continue, driven by the acquisition of American Capital, rise in demand for customized financing and improving economy. Further, the company is likely to record rise in investment commitments. However, mounting expenses are likely to hurt bottom-line growth to some extent. Moreover, the presence of high debt levels remain a major near term concern for the company." (4/16/2019) Has Ares Capital been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about ARCC stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ares Capital earned a news impact score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the investment management company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Ares Capital's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ares Capital include Prospect Capital (PSEC), TPG Specialty Lending (TSLX), New Mountain Finance (NMFC), Golub Capital BDC (GBDC), Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital (PFLT), PennantPark Investment (PNNT), Capital Southwest (CSWC), Gladstone Investment (GAIN), Triplepoint Venture Growth BDC (TPVG), Stellus Capital Investment (SCM), Oaktree Strategic Income (OCSI), Safeguard Scientifics (SFE), Arlington Asset Investment (AI), THL Credit (TCRD) and OFS Capital (OFS). What other stocks do shareholders of Ares Capital own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ares Capital investors own include AT&T (T), New Residential Investment (NRZ), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Prospect Capital (PSEC), Ford Motor (F), ANNALY CAP MGMT/SH (NLY), General Electric (GE), Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) and Starwood Property Trust (STWD). Who are Ares Capital's key executives? Ares Capital's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Michael J. Arougheti, Exec. VP & Co-Chairman (Age 47)Mr. Bennett Rosenthal, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman (Age 56)Mr. Robert Kipp DeVeer III, CEO & Director (Age 46)Mr. Mitchell S. Goldstein CPA, CPA, Co-Pres (Age 52)Mr. Michael Lewis Smith, Co-Pres (Age 48) Who are Ares Capital's major shareholders? Ares Capital's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Confluence Investment Management LLC (1.19%), Muzinich & Co. Inc. (0.84%), Bruni J V & Co. Co. (0.57%), Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (0.56%), LGT Capital Partners LTD. (0.43%) and Bank of Montreal Can (0.42%). Company insiders that own Ares Capital stock include Bates Ann Torre, Eric B Siegel, Michael J Arougheti, Penelope F Roll, R Kipp Deveer, Steve Bartlett and Steven B Mckeever. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ares Capital. Which major investors are selling Ares Capital stock? ARCC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Blair William & Co. IL, Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., Ares Management LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Natixis Advisors L.P., Philadelphia Financial Management of San Francisco LLC and CNO Financial Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ares Capital. Which major investors are buying Ares Capital stock? ARCC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ , LSV Asset Management, Gillson Capital LP, Marshall Wace LLP, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Delphi Financial Group Inc. and Selway Asset Management. Company insiders that have bought Ares Capital stock in the last two years include Bates Ann Torre, Eric B Siegel, Michael J Arougheti, Penelope F Roll, R Kipp Deveer, Steve Bartlett and Steven B Mckeever. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ares Capital. How do I buy shares of Ares Capital? Shares of ARCC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Ares Capital's stock price today? One share of ARCC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $17.9550. How big of a company is Ares Capital? Ares Capital has a market capitalization of $7.65 billion and generates $1.34 billion in revenue each year. The investment management company earns $858 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.68 on an earnings per share basis. What is Ares Capital's official website? The official website for Ares Capital is http://www.arescapitalcorp.com. How can I contact Ares Capital? Ares Capital's mailing address is 245 PARK AVENUE 44TH FLOOR, NEW YORK NY, 10167. The investment management company can be reached via phone at 212-750-7300 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Ares Capital (NASDAQ ARCC)Community Ranking: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 311 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 360 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 671MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ares Capital and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ARCC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. 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